emptiness

When you go out

and see the empty streets,

the empty stadiums,

the empty train platforms,

don’t say to yourself: It looks like the end of the world.

What you’re seeing is Love in action.

What you’re seeing in that negative space

is how much we do care for each other.

For our grandparents,

For our immune-compromised brothers and sisters,

For people we will never meet.

People will lose their jobs over this,

Some will lose their businesses,

And some will lose their lives.

All the more reason to take a moment,

When you’re out on your walk,

Or on your way to the store,

Or just watching the news,

To look into the emptiness

and marvel at all that Love.

Let it fill you and sustain you.

It is not the end of the world.

It is the most remarkable act of global solidarity

We may ever witness.

 

(author unknown)